Employers Can Refuse Birth Control Coverage
July 8, 2020 – More than 70,000 American women could be left without free contraception after the Supreme Court confirmed a change in Trump administration policy that allows some employers to refuse to provide contraceptive coverage on religious or moral grounds.
Lower courts had previously blocked changes made by the administration to a requirement of the affordable care law, but the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of the administration on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported.
“We now believe that the departments had the legal authority to create this exemption, as well as the moral exemption issued at the same time. We further believe that the rules promulgating these exemptions are free from procedural defects,” wrote the Clarence Thomas J. for the majority of the judges. court.
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